Gold Derby can exclusively reveal that Jeffrey Wright is entering the “Westworld” episode “The Well-Tempered Clavier” as his Emmy submission for Best Drama Supporting Actor. This installment of the HBO program aired November 27 and was the 9th episode of the first season. For this segment, Bernard (Wright) evaluates an unstable Maeve (Thandie Newton) who call his life a “hideous fiction.” He has felt the death of his son Charlie is the cornerstone of his life as he goes back and forth through his memories. But he now believes everything has been a lie since he is actually a robotic host built by Dr. Ford (Anthony Hopkins). He points a gun at his head and pulls the trigger.
Will this be the right time for another Wright win at the Emmys? Last year’s champion Ben Mendelsohn (“Bloodline”) has moved to the guest acting race, so he battles previous winners John Lithgow (“The Crown”) and Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland”), past nominees Jonathan Banks (“Better Call Saul”) and Michael Kelly (“House of Cards”), and rookie contenders David Harbour (“Stranger Things”) and Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”).
Wright won an Emmy and Golden Globe on his first and only other nomination for “Angels in America” (2004). That role also brought him a Tony Award. He has been a SAG Awards nominee as part of the “Westworld” and “Boardwalk Empire” casts as Best TV Drama Ensemble and was also nominated for “Angels in America” there.
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